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stranger by the hour. the newest twist involves the shirtless e-mails of one of the fbi investigators, and within the hour, law enforcement officials have conducted a search of paula broadwell's home in north carolina, which is just step as way from the home of rielle hunter, john edwards' former mistress. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. by december 22nd when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. by earning a degree from capella more iuniversity, you'll have the knowledge to make an impact in your company and take your career to an even
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about outstanding military leaders and overall questions about the fbi. >> the pentagon inspector general is now investigating now general john allen. top american commander in afghanistan. fbi has uncover between 20,000 and 30,000 documents. mostly e-mails sent between allen and this woman, jill kelley. a senior defense official tells msnbc that the e-mails were inappropriate. kelley was the target of paula broad we'll's e-mails. the associated press that broadwell thought of kelley as a romantic rival for petraeus affection. he was supposed to start the process this week to be the next commander of american forces in europe and supreme allied commander of nato, allen will remain commander in afghanistan. . >>> i don't even know where to begin. how does this happen? >> well, i don't know it happens. particularly in the digital age. the idea that people think that if you have thousands of e-mails that they're not going to be picked up and found out it's sort of amazing. what's most disturbing, this is a terrible time from a foreign policy standpoint to have petraeus out. scandals
of events. on november 2nd, the fbi concluded after the final interview given by paula broadwell that there was no basis for criminal charges. officials tell nbc news that national intelligence director james clapper was told about the investigation the following week, on election day. clapper informed the white house the next day. officials say it was not until thursday, november 8th, however, that president obama was first notified and met with petraeus, who then offered to resign. the president accepted that resignation on friday, the same day that leaders of the house and senate committees first learned of the affair. diane finestein joins me now. congressman, why did you and your colleague on the house side not know about this for all of these months? >> because a decision was made somewhere not to brief us, which is atypical. generally, what we call the four corners, the chair and rankings of both committees are briefed on operationally sensitive matters. this is certainly an operationally sensitive matter. but we weren't briefed. i don't know who made that decision. and i
says the fbi uncovered between 20 and 30,000 pages of potentially between allen and jill kelly. the woman who triggered the petraeus probe after getting threatening e-mails from his mistress, paula broadwell. >> get this. "the wall street journal" reports the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation was removed from the case after it was discovered he sent a shirtless picture of himself to jill kelly. the agent who knew kelly sent the pictures before the investigation began. he was later removed from the investigation because supervisors were concerned the agent may have become obsessed with the case. >> and there's more. a team of fbi agents searching paula broadwell's home yesterday. eight to ten agents brought cardboard boxes and searched both levels of the house. the fbi confirmed agents were there but wouldn't say what they were looking for. >> obviously, a lot going on here. we have two reports. chris lawrence of the pentagon and brianna keeler in our washington bureau. let's start with chris. chris, we're talking about two high-level government officials in a sc
the fbi uncovers harassing emails sent by his lover to another woman. >>> they've had enough. frustrated victims of hurricane sandy protest against the utility company that can't get their lights on two weeks after the storm. >>> explosion investigation. the search for clues to what caused the deadly blast that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in an indianapolis neighborhood. >>> and nascar nastiness. brawls break out in the pit during sunday's race after 2005 racing's biggest stars have a run in on the track. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 12, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harass emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is d
and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say the downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq.
. both are strange enough, but how do you explain the addition of a shirtless f.b.i. agent and 30,000 e-mails. here is the latest. >> it is a washington drama with a stellar cast. the spy chief, the top general and two women who soon found themselves at the heart of american power. the lid came off the scandal last friday with an admission of adult tri by general david petraeus, the revered military commander who had become the head of the c.i.a. he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with paula broadwell, a married former military intelligence officer who became close to the general while writing his biography, which she then publicized. >> i think he is a terrific role model for young people. >> how does this scandal unfold? it began when another woman, jill kelley, contacted the f.b.i. during the summer after receiving a series of anonymous harassing e-mails. the f.b.i. traced the messages to paula broadwell, and while looking at her account, found evidence of meetings with david petraeus. petraeus admitted it and resigned as head of the c.i.a. and jill kelley herself was exchanging
general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investiga
, and the fbi investigation that turned up evidence of this affair turned up no evidence of breaching classified information, then why did the affair itself get reported to the director of national intelligence and then the security staff at the white house and ultimately the president? this was private misbehavior that was a breach of personnel rules, but not the law. is the fbi the armed wing of the ci acres human resources department? why did the fbi report the affair to anyone. there was no classified information breached here. no reported breach of david petraeus's systems. any e-mail was not his cia e-mail. it was not like the former director who got busted taking home classified information on his home laptop. so this was not a national security matter. and it was not a criminal matter. so why was this brought up to the director of national intelligence by the fbi. we do not know. what we do know is once james clapper, head of the national intelligence, found out about the affair on election day, he urged david petraeus to resign. the following day, wednesday, mr. clapper reportedly notif
on the country and overall questions about the fbi. >> the pentagon says it has uncovered 20 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate documents exchanged between general allen and kelley the woman's whose complaints first triggered the investigation that brought down petraeus. what about paula broadwell's role? late monday night with her consent federal agents served broadwell's home for hours, carting out boxes and bags as they are wrapping up their investigation. >> defense secretary leon panetta on route to australia was the first top administration official to comment on the petraeus departure. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you, and have -- that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> panetta a former cia director and the washington shuffle with panetta and clinton saying they want out of the second term. will john kerry now go to the pentagon? can susan rice be confirmed as secretary of state? and will nancy pelosi run for leader again? and what a welcome to washington the new
reported getting harassing emails from another woman, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. investigation that followed uncovered broadwell's affair with petraeus. but according to the newest revelations, agents also found extensive contacts between kelley and general allen. the f.b.i. notifieded the pentagon on sunday. last night spokesman george little read a statement from defense secretary leon panetta on a flight to australia. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it is now in the hands of the department of the secretary-general. >> brown: early news accounts said allen andkelley exchanged 20,000-30,000 pages of emails and other documents over the last two years. for part of that time the general served as deputy commander at u.s. central command faced at the air force base in tampa. jill kelley and her hus ban often organized social events for the military. one senior defense official said today that the emails between allen and kelley were mostly routine and involved planning for parties.
. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from tak
of a way for an investigation to ensue. >> steve: the way the f.b.i. is depicting it, they discovered 20,000 to 30,000 page e-mail. they describe it as potentially inappropriate but declined to comment. there is a commander allen but declined to comment on the nature of the relationship with kelly in the yellow dress and the general with all of the stars and bars. >> brian: what the heck is this about? she was a social liason and by the way, i didn't know we needed one. 20,000 to 30,000. i could not write 20,000. >> i e-mail you. you respond with one word. >> brian: i don't think. got to get dressed >> chris: kelly, even though it is the other woman paula broadwell who had the relationship, that is kelly right there. it was paula broadwell who had the relationship with general petraeus. why would she hire a lawyer and judy smith who is an expert at crisis management. we know. and they out about the 20,000 to 30,000 e-mail about to become public. >> brian: we know that general petraeus is a brilliant military mind and general allen was doing a good job in afghanistan and going to be eleva
. there are new details, and new questions this morning, about an fbi investigation that led to his departure. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman she jealously thought was too close to petraeus. new york congressman peter king says there are far more questions than answers. >> this seems to have been going on for several months. yet now it appears that they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. and you've got this type of investigation, the fbi investigating e-mails, the e-mails leading to the cia director, and it's taking four months to find out that the cia director was involved. >> cnn's barbara starr is following this developing story, she's live at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the que
of the country's top national security officials. lawmakers in both parties say the fbi failed in its duty to report on the secretive investigation earlier in the process. now, before we get into the debate, here are some of the key allegations and facts about this unusual investigation. first, several months ago, government officials tell nbc news that fbi investigators responded to a complaint about anonymous e-mails sent to jill kelly, a 37-year-old volunteer liaison to mcdill air force base in tampa. kelly and her husband were friends with petraeus and his wife. the fbi began by investigating whether those e-mails constituted harassment. officials told nbc news. then the bureau subsequently found that petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, was sending those anonymous e-mails that law enforcement officials had dealt with. the investigation also determined she was having an affair with petraeus. the fbi then used that information from the investigation to uncover more details and obtain a warrant to surveil broadwell's e-mail, according to the "wall street journal." so, in september, off
in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation was not moving quickly enough. >> could this get any messier? wow. >> thinking, yes. >>> defense secretary leon panetta made his comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face youen that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back t
did they know and when did they know it? questions swirl around the cia and the fbi as we learn more tonight about what happened in the days leading up to the bombshell resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachin families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from la
of an f.b.i. the f.b.i. was investigating a broader case unrelated to this. and in the course of that investigation, broadwell name came up. the f.b.i. followed that lead in doing so. petraeus's name came up. the f.b.i. for some reason was concerned that perhaps petraeus was some sort of victim and perhaps blac blackmailing scheme. then a security breach may have been involved and that led to this. it seems like it's starting to un. the fact that f.b.i. involved is significant. >> we have seen resignation of a public figure with intimate knowledge of what happened in benghazi. we are seeing that this is not putting a lid on the situation. in fact, we're seeing it intensify. even step up to another level because if he testify on the hill. he could voluntarily go to the hill. he could be subpoenas. if he goes to any circumstances, he may lawyer up under the circumstances. >> bret: we'll continue to follow every aspect of this. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> bret: now to the fiscal cliff. just 53 days away. both president obama and house speaker john boehner are advocating comp
. what we now know about the mysterious women who ignited a fbi investigation of the man in charge of the cia. and lawmakers of every political stripe circling with questions about the timing of his departure. . >> he quit over a woman after the fbi uncovered his misdeed. now the head of the intelligence committee says she was never told they were in trouble. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> tonight, with petraeus gone from the cia, will we ever get the whole story about what happened the the night four americans were murdered in libya? >> and 3000 miles away from washington, in the vast mojave desert. a new effort to preserve a longstanding symbol of faith. fox reports live from the site. and-- >> americans honoring generations of veterans for keeping our freedom and liberty secure. >> a fox urgent. i'm harris falkner on the behavior tonight that ended the career of general david patriot. you may know by now, he admits he had an extramarital affair and quit suddenly on friday because of it. we knew it inv
of national intelligence, the head of the counterintelligence agency, the cia, fbi, state department, they were there and john mccain was at that hearing. >> so you feel any criticism of him is unfair. people have been picking on him for this, sounds like you're depending him. >> john said he had a scheduling conflict and i'll take him at his word. >> you were a former ambassador yourself. rand paul was on the show last night and he felt that the person in charge of embassy security at the state department must be fired in regards to what happened in benghazi. do you agree? you've been an ambassador, you've dealt with this on the ground. >> i have and i think we have to look at what the state department's response has been in terms of more security. i think drawing a conclusion right now is getting ahead of the curve. we have got more to learn, but we're going to ask all the tough questions. we're going to get the real answers and then make the recommendations as to how to go forward because we don't want this to happen again. >> we are rooting for you to get those answers. thank you
to cheating on his wife of 38 years, more on the fbi investigation that exposed the allege ad fair with his biographer -- alled affair with his biographer. >> the fiscal cliff countdown, president obama warns congress act or else the united states will see tax hikes, job losses, even a double dip recession. >> new information about a teenager accused of beating and robbing an elderly woman, what helped police track him down and what he told detectives after his arrest. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas. >>> we begin with david petraeus stepping down in disgrace. >> fox news has learned the cia director resigned after an fbi investigation revealed the retired four star general was having an fair with his biographer. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> paula broadwell wrote general petraeus' biography. initially the fbi thought petraeus may have been a victim but so far there's been no evidence to back up that concern. cia director general david petraeus step down after 14 months on the job offering president obama his resignation on thursday. it was accept
-mails. she asks a friend at the fbi to help launch an investigation. the e-mails it is eventually discovered are being sent by broadwell. the fbi also discovers that broadwell and petraeus have been having an affair. meanwhile, the fbi agent who kelley approached gross frustrated after he's kept off the case. his supervisors reportedly are concerned that he has, quote, grown obsessed with the matter. it's also uncovered that he has sent shirtless photos of himself to kelley. that agent contacts republican congressman david reichert to air his frustrations. reichert then passes the information on to house majority leader eric cantor who speaks with the fbi whistle-blower in late october. it turns out that another major military figure, general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan and petraeus' successor in that position, has been having an e-mail relationship with jill kelley. the fbi uncovers somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents that contain, quote, potentially inappropriate communication between allen and kelley. one senior u.s. defense official
the david petraeus scandal and the fbi's investigation. we're covering all the angles of his first news conference since the election. and israel retaliates for rocket attacks with deadly strikes and extremist targets. now hamas is warning that the gates of hell have been opened. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> eight days after his re-election, president obama faced reporters in the midst of an unfolding scandal and with a potential economic crisis holding over his head. but he only got riled up when he responded to republican criticism of his united nations ambassador susan rice. more on that coming up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave
. it started when jill kelly, a friend of general petraeus, contacted the fbi about threatening emails she said she received from another woman. that woman was paula broadwell who wrote petraeus's biography. she said she used to jog with the general while he was leading the war in afghanistan. they got to know each other. the fbi checked petraeus's e-mail accounts and said they had not been compromised. petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it is unclear if broadwell has been questioned. i want to bring in joel kelly, her husband released this statement earlier today. this is the statement. it says, "we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." we are also now learning that paula broadwell revealed information regarding the investigation of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, li a libya. a video of her speaking in denver has now surface odd youtube. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, about the the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan mili
. plus a late-night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face wide-swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. breaking new s overnight in the scandal that brought down general petraeus. now the man who oversaw general petraeus in the afghanistan war is under investigation himself. general john allen is accused of "inappropriate communications" with jill kelley, the florida woman whose complaints of e-mail harassment started the initial investigation. a senior defense official traveling with panetta says 20,000 to 30,000 pages of epail and other documents from general allen's communications with kelley are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrong doing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department's inspector general investigate. last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having
inining for the top brass military and if over the fbi involved. >> the pentagon today calls for a culture change. of ethical lapses with onoss the border views training standards. admirals',icers and do it with a distinction and with courage. >> they remarked that when occur, it erodes public in leadership. it can be detrimental to the mission of the public. >> we made the determination as through the matter t was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination a threat to national security existed, we would have made that known to the president. >> it turns out this is the picture that prompted this entire investigation. the same woman received supposedly surat -- harassing e- , and instead, a joke e- mail asking which one is fred. ,> she still has not commented biographer and accused mistress. classified documents may have .een okay for her to see both she and kelly have since had their military privileges and access revoked. s will be thetraeu the witness list for benghazi. attack on it is behind closed doors so we won't know much about what is but a california harsh w
petraeus and about when the f.b.i. first uncover evidence of it. good evening. i'm geoffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight we get the latest on the time line as we know it and the implications for the intelligence agecy. >> brown: then gay rights add voaks won their first victory at the ballot box last week. ray suarez examines the significance of voters in three states approving same-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about how we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-time author and iraq war veteran kevin powers about his novel, "the yellow birds." that's all ahead on tonigh
is prohibited from finding out what the fbi is doing, maybe somebody needs to read the constitution, the fbi is part of the department of yesterday. they actually work for the president. there is a lot here in the way the administration has handled this that i think warrants further investigation as well. >> greta: how do people who think this is an important topic -- or many important topics, how do they convince those who say, well, it's just political? how do they convince people that these things really matter in. >> the most important point is remembering that with four dead americans on september 11, other official americans and american private citizens throughout the middle-east remain at risk. until we fully understand as a nation what happened on september 11, we can't possibly take adequate steps or formulate policies to protect americans who might be at risk. i have never seen this as political. maybe that's just because i used to work in the state department and see the risk that -- that our people have all around the world. but the notion that you can passively wait for an inte
from his post on friday. now, the fbi says it knew about the relationship months ago but didn't tell congress or the white house until last week. >> good morning. i'm joe scarborough. thanks for being up this morning, watching on msnbc or listening on xm radio. shoot us an e-mail at way too early. and let us know why you're awake right now. or you can do what fbi director robert mueller does, and text the word awake, followed by your response to 622639. and we're going to read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, november 12th. there's a lot going on today, including positive science of bipartisanship. >>> and mitt romney drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle of milk. let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we begin with general david petraeus and his sudden and unexpected resignation as director of the central intelligence agency on friday, citing an extramarital affair. kristen welker reports. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old
the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e- mails between her and him detailing the affair. >> and his universe this moral failing is unacceptable and renders them on worthy of continuing this position. >> you can do it for the summer. part of an fbi investigation that began after joe kelly received threatening e-mails she believed or from -- >> this caused them to take all the way through to see what they had a. >> basis yet classified material on your computer which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from him. no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house. justice officials said there are no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news in new york. >> and other news congress will hold hearings on the deadly attack on united states consulate and then a gauzy libya. the will hold a closed door hearing on the attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. they want
.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a
wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. >>> then let's lighten it up a limitle bit, shall we. ""the skinny,"" we told you about the now-single justin bieber. who is the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story -- victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore. >> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must
an affair. suzanne kelly has the latest. >> hi, erin, well, a u.s. official confirms to cnn that the fbi investigated a tip that he was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated d the tip to see i there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her, that she would have accessed his information with his approval or unbeknownest to him? >> i know the two kept in touch. i've worked with paula professionally as well. i've reached out to her several times today and haven't gotten a response, but we know they continue to talk frequently. >> all right. thank you very
. >>> lawmakers have pointed questions about the fbi's investigation into general petraeus' extramarital affair. they want to know why they weren't told, and they want to know if national security was breached. peter king talked to candy crowley today. >> it seems that this has been going on for several months and now appears that the fbi did not realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from the post as cia director friday and mitt head had an affair. and then sources said that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they teamed up in 2010, and that plan went nowhere, but the republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> death toll from superstorm sandy has climbed to 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are cl
if national security was breached. peter king talked with candy crowley. >> they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post friday and admitted he had an affair. sources say the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call their new group the national collisialiti forces of the syrian revolution. it's considered a final step
, particularly the timing of this. if there was an fbi investigation going on, which we now know there was, what were they looking at and how long did they know? was the white house aware of this and isn't it odd that itp haened, that he stepped down and came forward with this revelation just a couple days after the election? >> why was the fbi involved? this was based on a tip, right? >> yeah, yeah. we were told that a u.s. official confirmed to cnn that the investigation was that he was having an affair with paula broadwell. she, of course, is the person who wrote the biography about him. cnn has not been able to reach out to her and we take great pride in reaching out to every side of the story. we cannot tell you this is the woman he was having the affair with. no suggestion if the fbi was investigating wrongdoing on petraeus petraeus' part but putting himself in a vulnerable position of an affair. someone who might put themselves in a private position that could lend them to be vulnerable to exploitation later is a very serious concern here. >> sounds like they were worried about classified
to the center of this story who called the fbi to investigate her e-mail traffic and started this investigation, now tangled up in politics and secrets and intrigue. >>> power struggle. more than two weeks after sandy. people still in the dark. fed up and fighting back. and a whole new movement comes to the rescue. >>> plus, could the new black friday be thanksgiving day? the retailers have announced they're starting the christmas shopping season as early as turkey day this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she a
. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between
we know about the time line of how the events unfolded. back in early june the fbi began investigating what it-described as menacing e-mails sent anonymously to a woman close to petraeus. well, the e-mails allegedly came from paula broadwell who the fbi later discovered was having an affair with the cia director. well, the fbi wrapped its investigation on november 2nd after it interviewed petraeus and broadwell. but "the new york times" reports the fbi concluded there was no evidence petraeus committed any crime or breached any security problem. on election day the fbi notified james clapper, he's the director of national intelligence, about the investigation. the next day he told people in the white house. that was clapper. but the president wasn't informed until the following day, november 8th. lawmakers have expressed anger they weren't informed earlier about the investigation. here is dianne feinstein who chairs the senate intelligence committee today. >> this thing just came so fast and so hard and since then it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel co
to the fbi with a series of harassing e-mails, they were trailed back to paula broadwell who saw kelly as a rival. reports 20,000 e-mails between kelly and john allen. they have been handed over to the pentagon where they are being analyzed. i interviewed general petraeus and general alan several times. paula broadwell joined me for a conversation early this year. joining me from washington d.c., davidic nake a column else for "the washington post" and martha raddatz a senior affairs correspondent with abc news. two cbs colleagues, norah o'donnell my cohost and john miller correspondent at cbs news who is frequently with me on cbs this morning. i'm please to do have all of them here. we'll be joined by norah and john in just a moment. martha tell me about general petraeus. do you know him. what is it about this story that surprises you most? >> well, i have known general petraeus and covered him in war zones for about a decade and what surprised me most is he seems like a man who is so disciplined and so careful about his image and about his reputation that it was jaw dropping to me w
congress. >>> fbi investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion that killed two and damaged over 30 homes, while leveling some completely. good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. government officials say after admitting that an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. a woman received harassing e-mails from broadwell. and the complaint led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers as to when exactly the affair came to light, who in washington knew about it and when they were told. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between ge
the fbi, cia, pentagon, the white house, and congress. >> i am puzzled by much of what has occurred in the fbi investigation. >> reporter: the former cia director admitted to an affair with broadwell which came to light when the fbi investigated what one u.s. official has described as a jealous e-mail broadwell sent to kelley. now general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley e-mail messages one defense official described as flirtation. authorities are scouring 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> it really makes you wonder how he would have even the time to do it and the motivation to do that from afar. >> reporter: the news about allen which the national security council spokesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's
that the fbi investigation that throwed general petraeus' resignation began with complaints about his biographer. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news the investigation began when a woman told the fbi she was being harassed in e-mails. the official says, the fbi traced those e-mails back to petraeus biographer paula broadwell and found explicit e-mails from broadwell to petraeus. as brian mooar explains, investigators do not believe the former fbi director broke the law. >> reporter: david petraeus has washington asking how and why? the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell isn't saying. back in january she was promoting her book of the general. >> absolutely loves the agency, and the i think it's a great place for him. >> reporter: while the west point graduate and army reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents investigating whether she had access to e-mails or his computer. >> the fbi's investigation took place on computers there did not necessarily -- was not necessarily focused on him. information by accident. >> reporter: l
. >> the probe began when a petraeus family friend told the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. the fbi says this e-mail glenn beck to paula broadwell and revealed her a failed -- a pair with petraeus. officials say there is no evidence intelligence was compromise but some politicians want to know why no one outside the agency was notified before election day. >> it is very troubling on the face of it. there are a lot of facts that need to be developed. >> despite the political firestorm brewing, it appears the investigation did follow proper protocol. >> it is not appropriate for the fbi or justice department while an investigation is ongoing to be telling third parties about what is happening. >> , touch with its burger is slated to meet with the head of the fbi -- congressman dutch ruthlesberge is slated to meet with the head of the fbi. >> while this election is done, some are already thinking about potential 2016 candidates. gov. martin o'malley is being included as a democrat possibly eyeing the white house. and a new survey of 400 iowa democrats, it shows hillary clinton as the c
on hair analysis by the fbi have both received innocence. he's precluded by law from commenting on the pending case. >> we know of three cases where hair analysis is discredited and wrongful convictions in d.c. are there going to be anymore? >> it's possible, brian, and that is because the u.s. attorney's office and the justice department launched an extensive review into the 60s, as we're told, to look at hair analysis cases. back then, the fbi had's view of hair analysis that doesn't work and the dna is proving that and there might be other people sent to prison on hair analysis and that is flawed. >>> the news edge on d.c. and nine members are behind jail tonight. the so-called shellout game robbed people and beat up their victims. investigators say many of the crimes are carried out in china town and some other parts of the city. there could be more arrests. >>> a big story, the investigation into the deadly consulate attack in libya. he lied and that is how they started off a many of them shouting. >> reporter: both sides agreed that ben ghazi was a tragedy and they want to
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